Likely to be one of the most interesting horses racing this week, the 2018 CTS Premier Yearling Sale chart topper General Franco makes his debut at Kenilworth today.
The R4 million Frankel colt was bought by leading bloodstock consultant John Freeman and is trained by Justin Snaith.
He runs in the familiar black and white silks of Jack Mitchell.
His Dam Pale Moon Rising is Irish bred, and has already produced a couple of winners in the UK – both by Galileo. She also has a weanling by What A Winter.
“He’s a lovely horse, and has matured beautifully. Richard will give him a chance, and we’re hoping for a positive run. But he will obviously be better over further” trainer Justin Snaith told Tabnews on Friday morning.
There are a few other well-bred youngsters in the first race (13h30) and these include Mike Robinson’s Elusive Fort colt, Macheath.
That’s a recycled name from the seventies of a Royal Affair speedster trainer by Alec Soteriadis.
1st R50000, 2nd R16000, 3rd R8000, 4th R4000, 5th R2000
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For Maiden 2 year-olds
|1||8||All Black||60||0||A||O Noach||Joey Ramsden|
|2||6||Chaac||60||0||A||A Domeyer||Candice Bass-Robinson|
|3||1||Dimitri||60||0||A||G Cheyne||Adam Marcus|
|4||9||Fighter||60||0||A||D Ashby||Paul Reeves|
|5||11||General Franco||60||0||A||R Fourie||Justin Snaith|
|6||4||Jean’s Man||60||0||A||C Orffer||Bill Prestage|
|7||2||Macheath||60||0||A||L Mxothwa||Michael Robinson|
|8||7||Rising Moon||60||0||A||G Behr||Piet Steyn|
|9||10||Shinnecock||60||0||A||B Fayd’Herbe||Justin Snaith|
|10||3||Stormin Norman||60||0||A||S Khumalo||Joey Ramsden|
|11||5||Three Two Charlie||60||0||A||K de Melo||Candice Bass-Robinson|
|12||12||Time For Launch||60||0||A||*L Burke -4.0||Dan Katz|
|Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote|
|(1,10) (2,11) (5,9)|